katie1218

TCMFF Sightseeing Suggestions

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Hi all! I'll be attending my third festival next month, but my mom is accompanying me this time and it'll be her first. In fact, it's her first time in California. We have a couple extra days attached to our trip and very little planned. My previous two times, we did very minimal outside of festival activities. I've visited the Hollywood Museum and Griffith Observatory, but I am curious if there are any other must-see spots for classic movie fans to visit. From what little research I did in previous years, it seemed like there is not a ton left in the way of classic movie history, but I am not sure how true that really is. I'm open to non-movie related experiences as well, that's just where our main interest is. We won't have a car, but I'm willing to do a few Uber rides if places are worth checking out. Thanks in advance!

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Well, here are a few suggestions, katie1218, but not all of them are connected to classic film:

The L. A. County Museum of Art, LACMA,  has a new, special exhibit running through July, City and Cosmos-The Arts of Teotihuacan: http://www.lacma.org/

The Vincent Price Art Museum : http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/

Noir City Hollywood: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/noir-city-hollywood-the-20th-annual-los-angeles-festival-of-film-noir

TCM Movie Locations Tour: http://www.tcm.com/tours/tour_la.html

The mecca for all classic film lovers, Larry Edmunds’ Bookstore, has books, posters, memorabilia, photos, and more. I found a few resources for my upcoming book, Thelma Ritter: Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker in the Edmunds treasure trove. There may be a few book signings there during the festival that have not yet been announced: http://larryedmunds.com/

Robinson Gardens: https://www.robinsongardens.org/

Hollywood Forever Cemetery tours with the fabulously knowledgeable Karie Bible: http://www.cemeterytour.com/guide

The Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky-DeMille Barn: http://www.hollywoodheritage.org/museum

Classic Hollywood Restaurants: The Smokehouse, Musso and Franks on Hollywood Blvd, and El Coyote on Beverly Blvd. 

Hope this gives you a few ideas!

 

 

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PLEASE, CHECK ON LOS ANGELES CONSERVANCY'S guided  walking tours of historic Los Angeles.  It is a wonderful experience.  

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